What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? This is the quote on a paperweight sitting above my desk, given to me some years ago by my husband. The answer to this question is not difficult for me. Photography! However turning my answer into reality took many years. And a lot of courage.
I’ve fantasized about being a photographer since I was in high school. Anyone who knows me knows photography is, and has always been, one of my greatest passions. Doing something for money doesn’t make it more real, I understand that, but doing photography—and getting paid for it—is something I’ve dreamed about for eons. I confess I’ve spent too many years being afraid, telling myself I’m not good enough to put myself alongside the thousands upon thousands of amazing professional photographers out there in the world.
But you know what? Life is short. I have enough regrets already, like not being fluent in another language, or spending years (and $$$) chasing college degrees instead of traveling the world. So I decided to take the leap! Insecurities be damned.
And with that, welcome Beth Shepherd Photography! I’ve got a new website with a blog, and a business Facebook page. You can read about how I found the chutzpah to turn my dream into reality in my first post: Hello World—Let me take your picture!
Pampers and Paklava won’t be going away! But I’ll focus this blog on adoption, travel, gardening, cooking—musings about life in general, whereas Beth Shepherd Photography will be tailored to showcase my photography business and projects like my 365 Project (now in its second year!), highlights of photo shoots with clients, and any of my gal-about-town photography excursions and exploits.
It’s all about the journey,